Americans like to travel, especially outside of the United States. In a Poll Position national telephone survey we asked if you have ever traveled outside the U.S., 74% told us yes they have, 22% said they have not.
African-American and Democrats made up the smallest number of people who have traveled abroad with 65% of African-Americans saying they have, versus 33% who said they have not. Among democrats, 68% said they have traveled outside of the U.S. while 25% say they have not.
By contrast, whites and Republicans have traveled outside of the U.S. in larger numbers with 75% of whites saying they have, to 23% who said they have not. Among Republicans, 74% say they have traveled outside the country, 25% say they have not.
Independents made up the largest group of travelers with 80% saying they have traveled outside of the U.S. to just 15% who say they have not.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,179 registered voters nationwide was conducted November 6, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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